Architectural perfection and Moroccan tradition
In the style of a Moroccan palace: the new The Oberoi, Marrakech complements the Oberoi Hotels & Resorts group with another luxury jewel. Architect Patrick Collier has based his construction on the artistic Moroccan tradition and, together with interior designer Hayat Kabbaj, implemented it with great attention to detail.
The entire project was carried out in close cooperation with Mr. P. R. S. Oberoi himself, Executive Chairman of The Oberoi Group. The exterior facade harmonizes in a unique way with the surrounding landscape and the interior design makes guests feel like Moroccan kings.
The Oberoi, Marrakech opened in December 2019 and enchants guests with its impressive design. Inspired by Moroccan and Andalusian tradition, the hotel was built in the style of a 14th century palace. In addition, some elements are inspired by the famous former Koranic school Medersa Ben Youssef, giving the style a very special touch.
An Andalusian palace with traditional craftsmanship
The main building is a feast for the eyes with its majestic façade, complemented by heavy handmade entrance gates. The interior building also fascinates by the detailed design of the rooms. In addition to hand-carved cedar domes, selected colour accents and complex geometric designs adorn the elegant interior. On wall panels you will find Arabic wisdoms such as “El Afia El Bakia”, which stands for eternal health and is wished for all guests.
The rooms are flooded with light through arched windows, which offer a view of the beautiful garden and the Atlas Mountains. The highlight of the main building is the sunlit courtyard with a black water basin, which creates the illusion of infinite depth. In a magical way, a flame seems to float above the water, transforming the building into a temple of mystical light and shadow plays.
Geometry as a sign of divine perfection
Olive groves and citrus fruit gardens fill the air with refreshing scents, playful water elements complement the idyllic outdoor area, embedded in the multi-faceted landscape and in harmony with the majestic hotel building. The garden of The Oberoi, Marrakech was laid out according to a geometric order. This is inspired by metaphorical traditions that in heaven spiritual order is superior to the wild chaos of nature: an oasis of peace and serenity, inviting you to take meditative walks along the water channel, surrounded by shady cypress trees. As a symbol of life, a number of landscaped water sources, such as the lake of The Oberoi Spa and artistic fountains, adorn the grounds of the resort.
About The Oberoi, Marrakech
Unprecedented luxury, exquisite design and the legendary service of Oberoi Hotels & Resorts make The Oberoi, Marrakech the preferred choice for discerning travellers looking for a unique and individual way to experience Marrakech. Not far from the ancient city walls, The Oberoi, Marrakech is set in an eleven-hectare paradise garden surrounded by fragrant citrus and olive trees. Just 25 minutes from Djemaa el Fna, Marrakech’s central marketplace, the resort offers spectacular views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.
The resort offers 84 spacious and luxurious rooms, suites and villas, 76 of which have private pools and gardens. The resort’s three restaurants create different international and Moroccan-inspired culinary experiences. A true oasis of tranquility is the Oberoi Spa, which invites you to relax with Moroccan and Ayurvedic treatments amid lush orchards. Children will find their personal adventure in the resort’s Kids Club. For celebrations and events, the competent team organizes unforgettable moments in the indoor and outdoor areas. Authentic Oberoi Experiences provide guests with unique experiences in the vibrant city of Marrakech and the historical monuments of the destination.
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